Monthly Archives: August 2014

IGAD resumes peace talks as food crisis hits South Sudan

South Sudan President Salva Kiir who is being urged to ensure  relationship with his former deputy Riek Machar works.

By Nkonge I Kaggwa Kampala Uganda The Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) has resumed peace talks between warring factions in South Sudan after stalling for over a month when the two main stake holders resumed fresh fighting in the country this week. The two warring factions include the South Sudan government led group headed by the President General Salva Kiir Mayardit and his former Vice President Dr Riek Machar who is now leading the rebel split SPLA –M group. A summit has been organized to focus on the implementation of the resolutions of the IGAD Assembly of Heads of State and Government Summit meeting of 10th June this year, who … Continue reading

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Sierra Leone Bar Association lends hand in fight against Ebola

Sierra Leone President Ernest Koroma who has set up a presidential task force on the killer disease.

By Jessica A Badebye The Bar Association of Sierra Leone has joined government in Ebola fight by donating of 100 million Leones (Le100, 000,000) to President Ernest Bai Koroma as a form of collective approach to eradicate the deadly Ebola virus disease in the country. The donation was made during the association’s installation of its newly elected executive at a quiet ceremony in State House this week. While congratulating the association on the election of its new executive, President Koroma thanked the association and all Sierra Leoneans and assured them that a Presidential Taskforce on Ebola has already been setup, as part of his government’s continued effort to make sure … Continue reading

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Sisi fulfils promise of crushing Muslim Brotherhood

Egyptian President al Sis has seen hios election promise of wiping out the Muslim Brotherhood fulfilled.

An Egyptian court on Saturday dissolved the Freedom and Justice Party (FJP), the political wing of the banned Muslim Brotherhood, dealing a crippling blow in the campaign to crush Egypt’s oldest Islamist movement. A court banned the Muslim Brotherhood itself in September, but that ruling did not mention its political wing, leaving open the possibility it could be allowed to run in parliamentary elections, due late this year. Saturday’s supreme administrative court ruling excludes the Brotherhood from formal participation in electoral politics, potentially forcing the movement underground, particularly as it has lost the sympathy of large swathes of the public. The court’s ruling called for the FJP to be dissolved … Continue reading

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